Is This Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III? A User Agent Profile Suggests, Yes It Is

As we get closer to the big day tomorrow, we are beginning to get more and more details leaked regarding the anticipated Galaxy S III. While we expect the Galaxy S III to feature an LTE chip to be used on Verizon’s network later this year, it was uncertain whether this Galaxy S III variant would carry the Sammy-built quad-core screamer or an alternative processor such as the Snapdragon line of chips. Well it looks like we have the answer folks. According to a leaked user agent profile obtained by our pals at pocketnow, a Verizon “SCH-I535″ smartphone will feature a Snapdragon MSM8960 processor— aka a Snapdragon S4 chip. While there’s no concrete evidence this “SCH-I535″ smartphone is indeed the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S III, some features of the device hints that this is the Verizon version of the smartphone on the way. For example, there is a heavy scoop of Android 4.0 and a 1280 x 720 (most likely HD) display. Oh and the “SCH-I535″ matches up with other premium Samsung devices sold by Verizon (see SCH-I515 – Galaxy Nexus as example).


This potential strategy of including Snapdragon-based chips by Samsung should come as no surprise really. Samsung previously made it clear that not all of its Galaxy S III variants would feature their in-house chip because simply put— the Exynos processor may not quite be ready to implement LTE technology just yet. So it makes sense for Sammy to include cost-effective alternatives like the Snapdragon which would allow the devices to operate on LTE (think of what HTC did with its One XL smartphone). While we do know the Exynos processor is in a class of its own compared to the competition— the Snapdragon-based chips more than holds its own against other competition. Just ask the AT&T HTC One X smartphone.

source: pocketnow


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  • Nelson

    Does the NumberOfSoftKeys = 0 mean that it will still have the hardware button/capactive buttons? I was hoping for onscreen buttons on the north american variants.

    • Tomáš Voldřich

      omg why everyone wants these stupid ICS onscreen buttons……it is not much different from sensor buttons + it is decreasing usable display size

      • Nelson

        The way samsung has done it from the pictures is menu, home, and back, without a multitasking button. Long pressing the home button is really annoying. if they had menu, home, back and multitask i’d be okay with it though